e are thankful to Nagraj Manjule for giving us ‘Sairat’: Dhadak producer – Dharma Productions and Zee Studios’ ‘Dhadak’, starring newcomers Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, is not only winning hearts in India but also getting hugely loved in other countries. The film collected Rs. 52.29 crores gross worldwide, with a gross box office of Rs. 43.15 crores and Rs. 33.67 net box office in India and $1.32 Million (Rs. 9.20 crores) overseas in its opening week. It had released in 2235 screens in India and 556 screens overseas.
Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Dhadak is an eternal love story of two beating hearts. The film opened to massive response from Indian audiences across metros, centre and north markets including Bihar, Rajasthan, UP, CP, Gujarat, Nizam, and Delhi among others.
Speaking on the film’s opening, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, commented, “We are overwhelmed and grateful for the fabulous response and the tremendous love the audiences have showered on Dhadak. We are also thankful to Nagraj Manjule for giving us Sairat, which makes for great source to draw from. Dhadak has done exceptionally well in all key metros and north markets, positive word of mouth is working for us”.
Vibha Chopra, Head-Distribution, Marketing & Acquisitions, Zee Studios International, added on the film’s overseas performance, “Success of Dhadak has proven it to be a game-changer in terms of how films launch and present newcomers in Bollywood. On the first day itself, this film has ranked amongst the top 10 in the Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and UK in overall box office. Achieving $1mn mark (GBOC) in just first 2 days is commendable for a film with newcomers! With 25% growth in markets like ANZ, 17% in Pakistan which is toughest for newcomers,16% in UK, toughest market for Bollywood, and 22% growth in US, show that the film will continue to make everyone’s hearts beat in the coming days”.
Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions commented on the success of the film, “We’re ecstatic with the response Dhadak has generated not only in India but also in the international markets. The movie in just its 3-day-run at the box office, has set new benchmarks for newcomers. And, what is more rare and heartening is the love these newcomers, Janhvi and Ishaan are getting from heartland India.”